Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

Disclaimer: SpeechBox provided me with a free copy of this app to review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway. When the developer of SpeechBox contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if Jake and I would like to try out his new app, I was …

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Special thanks to Henry K., developer of the iPad app SpeechBox, for joining us today and for sharing the inspiration behind his app …  Have you ever experienced a moment in your life that embarks you on a journey that seems scary, appears utterly challenging, and instills fear for where it may lead you? That’s exactly …

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The first day of our technology fast, I was a little worried. Lil’ Man cried for at least twenty minutes for the iPad and I’ll admit, I lied and told him Daddy took it with him out of town for work just to cushion the blow a little. But after that first day, he was …

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I have a confession to make: I’m starting to think that my child is in the beginning stages of iPad addiction. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve noticed the attraction getting stronger. Here’s Lil’ Man’s symptoms: Within the first five minutes of waking up, he requests “Daddy’s iPad.” And yep, you guessed it … …

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At 27 months old, Jake began speech therapy with our local state program. Each week the SLP would come to our house for thirty minute sessions and she would sit across from him on the floor and she’d attempt to capture his attention. Sometimes she whipped out a toy from her own bag of tricks, …

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After nine months of working with the Kaufman Treatment Kit 1, Jake has finally graduated to new sounds. Although I love these cards and fully understand the importance of repetitive practice, I was more than ready to move on. As I mentioned in recent posts, we are now practicing /l/, /f/, /s/, and /z/ words. …

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When Jake first got diagnosed with apraxia and I was on a Google frenzy, I read, When a child has Childhood Apraxia of Speech he or she may need 3,000 productions of a sound combination or word to learn a muscle memory for that combination. Whoa! To say the least, that statistic upset and overwhelmed …

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